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KrD265
06-14-2012, 12:57 PM
I have customer that I mow for, she has 6 Crape Myrtles that need to be cleaned up. Three are large (about 15ft+ in height), and the other three are small (about 3-4ft in height). What's the proper/safest (for me and the tree) way to accomplish the job. I'm in Oklahoma, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks!

Florida Gardener
06-14-2012, 01:14 PM
I have customer that I mow for, she has 6 Crape Myrtles that need to be cleaned up. Three are large (about 15ft+ in height), and the other three are small (about 3-4ft in height). What's the proper/safest (for me and the tree) way to accomplish the job. I'm in Oklahoma, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks!

Remove dead/deseased/crossing branches. If you want to reduce the height take a branch back to a leader. That is really all you need to do. Oh yea, any branches that are growing back into the canopy or straight up through the canopy can be romoved.
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